Officer’s Body Cam Video Shows Police Shooting in Oklahoma (Video)

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War

Police released a graphic body cam video that shows a Muskogee, Oklahoma, police officer shooting a 21-year-old man after a foot chase.

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All images courtesy of Fox 4 News & YouTube.com

 

The shooting happened January 17th when Officer Chansey McMillin tried to search Terence Walker outside a church, according to KOTV. Police had been called to the wedding due to reports of a disturbance between Walker and a woman identified as either his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. Pastor Andre Jones made the 911 call, and told police “he’s here with a gun,” The Oklahoman reported.

McMillin reportedly felt a weapon during the pat down.

As he was being patted down, Walker fled. McMillian, who was wearing a body camera, chased him.

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Several seconds into the chase, Walker turned and briefly stooped to the ground, seemingly to pick something up.

Officer McMillin fired five shots, striking Walker. He was pronounced dead at the scene. In the video, it appears as though responding officers discovered a handgun under Walker’s body.

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Police said they released the video in an effort to be transparent. Muskogee Sgt. Michael Mahan said that “it is our belief that the video clearly shows the suspect pointing the gun at the officer.” Mahan also told KFOR that “from everything we can see in the video, the officer responded appropriately.”

After the shooting, police found a loaded gun near Walker’s body, KFOR reported.

Videos such as these come in the wake of the Mike Brown shooting that unfolded in St. Louis last year, but they are still rare as departments across the nation slowly form policy and enact changes among the ranks.

The full video is below, but beware, it is graphic.

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